Current Oncology Reports

, Volume 4, Issue 5, pp 403–409

Older adults with acute myeloid leukemia

  • Mikkael A. Sekeres
  • Richard Stone
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11912-002-0034-y

Cite this article as:
Sekeres, M.A. & Stone, R. Curr Oncol Rep (2002) 4: 403. doi:10.1007/s11912-002-0034-y

Abstract

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) occurs most frequently in older adults, with a median age range from 65 to 70 years. Both the disease and its treatment are distinct from their counterparts in young patients. Herein we characterize the intrinsic biologic features of AML as it occurs in the older population, review currently available therapeutic approaches, and discuss therapeutic strategies in development.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mikkael A. Sekeres
    • 1
  • Richard Stone
    • 1
  1. 1.Dana-Farber Cancer InstituteHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA